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The following particulars are given showing the places
of shipment, how the cargo is packed, and the approximate
stowage figures. These figures indicate the space occupied
in a ship's hold by one ton of cargo (2,240 Ib.) of the com-
modity mentioned. It will be seen that heavy cargoes
occupy the smallest space, whilst the lighter the cargo is,
the more space is occupied. From this will be seen the reason
why when dealing with general cargoes or light cargoes that
'tween deck or shelter deck steamers are reqiiired providing
ample under deck space, against the single deck steamers
for heavy cargoes, where plenty of space is not necessary.


From Canada, South Africa.  Australia and  New  Zealand,

Argentine, and the United States of America.
In boxes, 78 cub. ft.
In barrels, 90 cub. ft.


From Australia, Argentine, Denmark, New Zealand, United

States of America, and Canada.
In cases, 60 cub. ft.
In boxes, 55 cub. ft.
In kegs, 65 cub. ft.


West Indies, West Africa, and Canaries.

In crates (single and double), 112 cub. ft.;  or stems in plastic


Egypt, Sudan, America, India, Australia, Brazil, and Argentine.
Packed in bales,

Egypt, 70 cub, ft. Each bale weighs 700 Ib.
Sudan, 90-100 cub. ft.

America (New Orleans and Galveston), in bales of 480 Ib. in
two grades. Standard Egyptian, 150 cub. ft., and high den-
sity, 85 cub. ft.

Indian {Karachi and Calcutta), in bales, 55-60 cub. ft.
Australian, 130 cub. ft.


Dutch East Indies, Malabar Coast, Malay, West Africa, and


In sacks, 85-125 cub. ft.
In cases, 80-90 cub. ft.
In bulk, 70-120 cub. ft.


From Greece, 50 cub. ft.

Australia and South Africa, 55 cub, ft.

Packed in boxes.